Fit Together in Action October News
Virtual Fall Healthy Habits Class for Kids
First Fit Together Hike Fest
A huge thanks to everyone who helped make our first ever Fall Hike Fest such a fun and active afternoon! Blue skies and peak autumn leaves were the backdrop for a celebration of all things hiking here in northwest Connecticut, including a kid’s scavenger hunt at the Burr Bond beachfront. Volunteers from the Torrington Trails Network came with maps, guided hike options and even had handmade walking sticks for hikers of all ages. CT DEEP provided information on their “No Child Left Inside” and “Sky’s the Limit” programs for families, community educator Janet Sosnicki offered natural materials for making bracelets, and all hikers were treated to delicious apples donated by March Farms. Fit Together is dedicated to making the healthy choice the easy choice – we hope all who attended are inspired to keep exploring the incredible trails here in our community. Thanks again & happy hiking!
Friends and Partners Hike Sunday November 7 11am
Join us for our next hiking adventure in Winchester’s Mad River Recreation Area Rugg brook Road parking lot.
Fall Mini Grant Awardees
Congratulations to our Fit Together fall mini grant awardees:
- Future Foundations- Infant Gross Motor Outside Area Improvements
- Goshen Center School-Hands Free Water Bottle Filling Station
- Pearson School- Sensory Hallways
- Torringford School- Gaga Pits
- Vogel Wetmore- School Garden improvements and Hydroponic Garden Tower
- Winchester Cub Scouts- Supporting Healthy Activities
Next Mini Grant Cycle Spring 2022 - due date May 15th
New Schools Join Fit Together
Fit Together is expanding our partner reach in the Northwest corner. Our newest 5210 schools are Litchfield and Region 6. The have been organizing their wellness teams at all four elementary schools- Litchfield Center, Goshen Center, Warren and Morris. They are ready to enhance their healthy habit efforts throughout the schools and Goshen Center was awarded a Fall Mini Grant. We are excited for this new partnership and we are look forward to hearing about what new initiatives they implement.
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.